2023-24 Season - August - December 2023


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Arsenal Bournemouth Brentford Brighton  Fulham Chelski  Crystal Palace  Southampton Tottenham West Ham

 
























 














Premier League  January-May 2024
21 Monday 22 Jan 2024 Brighton Amex  See January 2024 here

 FAC 3 Brentford Away See January 2024 here


20 Saturday 30 Dec  Everton  H W3-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Kilman (25'), Matheus Cunha (53'), Dawson (61') Everton 0

HT 1-0

Assists Hwang Hee-chan (53'), Matheus Cunha (61')


Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67809568

Highlites: https://www.skysports.com/football/wolverhampton-wanderers-vs-everton/report/482790


Captain Max Kilman scored his first goal of the season for Wolves

Wolves ended the year on a positive note with an impressive Premier League victory over lacklustre Everton and paid tribute to Mario Lemina, after the midfielder's father died on Friday.  Max Kilman bundled in from close range after Jordan Pickford initially made a sharp save from team-mate Jarrad Branthwaite's wayward clearance.  It was the only effort on target in the first half and the hosts celebrated by holding up Lemina's shirt.  

"He is a big part of everything we do," said O'Neil. "There's no way we would be anywhere near 28 points without him.  The home side added a second on 53 minutes when Hwang Hee-chan picked out an easy finish for Matheus Cunha at the far post and the Brazilian then turned provider when Craig Dawson poked home a low cross.



19 Wednesday 27 Dec  Brentford A Gtech Community 19:30 Amazon W 4-1

Brentford 1 Wissa (16,) Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 Lemina (13,), Hwang Hee-chan (14,, 28,), Bellegarde (79,)

HT 1-3

Maupay (16,)  Assists Sarabia (13,), (Nathan Collins 14) Gomes (28,), Matheus Cunha (& Collins79,)

Collins = best sell

Report; Steven Sutcliffe BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67768994

Highlights https://www.skysports.com/football/brentford-vs-wolves/live/482773


Wolves had not scored four goals in a game since March 2022 against Watford

Hwang Hee-chan scored twice as Wolves inflicted a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat on a depleted Brentford side in a frenetic affair at the Gtech Community Stadium.  The result lifts Gary O'Neil's side up to 11th in the table, with the Bees, who were without 10 players through suspension or injury, four points above the relegation zone in 14th.  The opening three goals of the contest arrived in an extraordinary four-minute period in the first half, with Mario Lemina heading in a Pablo Sarabia delivery for the second consecutive game to give Wolves the perfect start.  O'Neil's side remarkably doubled their lead just 12 seconds after the hosts restarted play, as Hwang raced on to a poor backpass from his former team-mate Nathan Collins to round home goalkeeper Mark Flekken and tap into an empty net.

Brentford responded with a goal of their own within two minutes when Yoane Wissa lashed a right-foot effort past Wolves stopper Jose Sa from Neal Maupay's deft flick over the visiting defence. But having seemingly subdued the visitors, another defensive lapse from the hosts presented Wolves with their third goal and Hwang with his 10th of the season.  The South Korea forward was left completely unmarked as he collected Toti Gomes' powerful header forward and finished with aplomb - superbly lifting the ball over the onrushing Ethan Pinnock before placing it past Flekken.

With Brentford unable to convert several excellent opportunities to reduce the deficit, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, who replaced Hwang in first-half stoppage time, rounded off the scoring late on for the visitors, with the error-prone Collins again culpable on a miserable night for the hosts.

"We were very clinical," said O'Neil. "You don't win by that score too many times away in the Premier League, so it's one for the fans to enjoy. Brentford were aggressive. We didn't have loads of control but we had big opportunities to go one-on-one and we caused them problems."


18 Sunday 24 Dec  Chelsea  H 13:300 ko Sky W2-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Lemina (51'), Doherty (90'+3') Chelsea 1 Nkunku (90'+6minutes)

HT 0-0

Sarabia (51') Assists Sterling (90'+6')


By Simon Stone BBC Sport https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67740568

 highlights https://www.skysports.com/football/wolverhampton-wanderers-vs-chelsea/report/482770

Mario Lemina celebrated his third goal of the season for Wolves

Mauricio Pochettino admits his Chelsea team need to be more clinical after Wolves condemned them to an an eighth Premier League defeat of a tepid campaign.  Second-half goals from Mario Lemina and Matt Doherty secured victory for the hosts, who recorded successive league wins against Chelsea for the first time in nearly half a century.

17 Sunday 17 Dec  West Ham A London Stadium 2pm Sky L3-0 Woeful first half

SUN 17 DEC 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

West Ham United 3 Kudus (23', 32'), Bowen (74') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Assists Lucas Paquetá (23', 32', 74')

In ref Kavanagh and VAR views an elbow to the face is not a red card.   Making things up as they go along

HT 2-0

report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67673772

lowlites https://www.skysports.com/football/west-ham-united-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/482760


Mohammed Kudus scored twice to help West Ham get back on track in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Wolves at London Stadium.  A dominant West Ham looked a different side to the one that suffered a 5-0 thrashing by Fulham at Craven Cottage seven days previously.  Kudus' superb strike from the edge of the box was followed by a calm close-range effort less than 10 minutes later as the Ghanaian attacker put the Hammers firmly in control at the break.

Wolves applied pressure after the break but Jarrod Bowen made the points safe in the 74th minute

16 Saturday 9 Dec  Nott'm Forest  H  D1-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Matheus Cunha (32') Nottingham Forest 1 Toffolo (14')

HT 1-1

Sarabia (32') Assists N Williams (14')


report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67598697

highlites https://www.skysports.com/football/wolves-vs-n-forest/report/482750


Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper remains under pressure despite his side battling out a draw away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.   Harry Toffolo put Forest ahead with his first goal for the club, only for the hosts to peg them back via Matheus Cunha's low strike.  It means that Forest have only won one of their past 12 games and are four points above the relegation zone.

Wolves, meanwhile, rise to 12th in the Premier League.

Toffolo put Forest ahead at Molineux after 12 minutes. The left wing-back rose to head home Neco Williams' deep cross, beating the covering Wolves defenders. But the hosts upped their game and equalised following a slick passing move, culminating in Pablo Sarabia cutting back for Cunha, with the Brazilian applying the finish.  

15 Tuesday 5 Dec  19:30 Burnley  H  Amazon W1-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Hwang Hee-chan (42') Burnley 0

HT 1-0

Assist Matheus Cunha (42')


REPORT https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67551132

HIGHLITES https://www.skysports.com/football/wolves-vs-burnley/report/482739   


Hwang Hee-chan scored his ninth goal of the season for Wolves  

Gary O'Neil hailed a "massive win" after Hwang Hee-chan scored a first-half winner to edge Wolves past relegation-threatened Burnley at Molineux. The Clarets had come into the game on the back of Saturday's morale-boosting 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, but were unable to back up that impressive showing and were left to rue a costly defensive error. On a chilly evening in the Midlands, the contest failed to spark into life until the 38th minute when stand-in goalkeeper Daniel Bentley made a fine double save to deny Jay Rodriguez then Josh Brownhill's follow-up at full stretch. Having been in a position to lead, the visitors then conceded at the other end shortly after as Sander Berge's heavy touch was picked off by Matheus Cunha, who fed Hwang to slot a composed finish.



14 Saturday 2 Dec  Arsenal A Emirates L2-1

-- could have been worse after first 15


SAT 02 DEC 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Arsenal 2 Saka (6'), Ødegaard (13') Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Matheus Cunha (86')

FT

HT 2-0

Tomiyasu (6'), Zinchenko (13') Assists Nélson Semedo (86')

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67528620 By Matthew Howarth BBC Sport

Hilights https://www.skysports.com/football/arsenal-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/482721


Arsenal moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table with victory over Wolves at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners, 6-0 winners over Lens in midweek, took an early lead when Bukayo Saka got the better of Craig Dawson in the penalty area before firing low into the bottom corner. It was 2-0 not long afterwards, Martin Odegaard finishing a magnificent team move involving Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus to double the hosts' advantage.  Gabriel Martinelli struck the outside of the post with a low shot, while Leandro Trossard and Jesus both went close as Arsenal pressed for a third goal that would have put the result beyond doubt.

Wolves improved in the second half and Matheus Cunha tested David Raya's reflexes with a powerful effort at the near post, before curling a superb drive into the top corner to give the visitors hope with five minutes remaining.  Gary O'Neil's side were unable to complete the fightback, however, and Eddie Nketiah fired against the frame of the goal for Arsenal not long after Cunha's strike.       


13 Monday 27 Nov  Fulham A Craven Cottage 8pm ko Sky

VAR and appalling refereeing cost another point L3-2

Fulham 3 Iwobi (7'), Willian (59' pen, 90'+4minutes pen) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Matheus Cunha (22'), Hwang Hee-chan (75' pen)

Robinson (7') Assists Bellegarde (22')

HT 1-1

report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67470815 By Joe Rindl BBC Sport

hilights https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/13014198/fulham-3-2-wolves-willian-scores-twice-from-the-spot-as-marco-silvas-side-eventually-secure-win-at-craven-cottage

F*** VAR https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/13017819/gary-oneil-wolves-boss-turns-against-var-after-revealing-ref-admitted-errors-in-fulham-defeat


Another VAR disaster penalises Wolves again

Willian scored an injury-time winner from the penalty spot as Wolves were on the wrong end of more video assistant referee controversy in their Premier League defeat at Fulham.  With the score at 2-2 referee Michael Salisbury awarded the match's third penalty after a VAR review. Salisbury had initially waved play on after Harry Wilson and Joao Gomes came together in the box, but overturned his call after the VAR advised him to look at the pitchside monitor. Willian then dispatched his second spot-kick of the half.

Wolves boss O'Neil says bad refereeing impacting 'livelihoods & reputations


International Break Saturday 18 November


12 Saturday 11 Nov  Spurs H  12:30 Sky W2-1

12 SAT 11 NOV 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Sarabia (90'+1minutes), Lemina (90'+7) Tottenham Hotspur 1 Johnson (3')

Matheus Cunha (90'+1minutes), Sarabia (90'+7 ) Assists Porro (3')

HT 0-1

REPORT https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67318575 By Adam Millington BBC Sport

HIGHLIGHTS  https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/13005489/wolves-2-1-tottenham-premier-league-highlights



Pablo Sarabia's goal was Wolves' first in the league this season not assisted or scored by Pedro Neto or Hwang Hee-Chan.  Wolves scored twice in stoppage time as they came from behind to beat Tottenham in the Premier League.  Mario Lemina netted the winner in the seventh minute of additional time at Molineux, sliding the ball into the far side of the net after an expertly timed pass by Pablo Sarabia.   Sarabia had levelled six minutes earlier with a sublime finish, volleying home after flicking the ball to himself in the air.  

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil said he was the "most proud" he has been of one of his teams.


11 Saturday 4 Nov  Sheffield Utd A Bramall Lane L 2-1 to ref Jones again

11 Sheffield United 2 Archer (72'), Norwood (90'+10' pen) Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Bellegarde (89')

McAtee (72')  Assists Hwang Hee-chan (89')

HT 0-0

report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67247517 By Marissa Thomas BBC Sport

video: https://www.skysports.com/football/sheffield-united-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/482699


Oliver Norwood fired home a stoppage-time penalty to sink Wolves and give Sheffield United their first Premier League win of the season.  (Another ref/VAR issue with Robert Jones) Fabio Silva fouled George Baldock in the box and after a video assistant referee (VAR) check, Norwood converted from the spot in the 10th added minute.  The Blades earlier went ahead after Cameron Archer's superb solo goal.  Archer was clean through on goal and left Wolves defenders in his wake before his shot went in off the crossbar, leaving goalkeeper Jose Sa helpless. Jean-Ricner Bellegarde scored an 89th-minute equaliser, curling into the top corner, before Norwood restored United's lead.

10 Saturday 28 Oct  Newcastle  H  5:30 ko SKY D2-2

Note Sunday - Allstars at Bilston FC 2pm


10 SAT 28 OCT 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Lemina (36'), Hwang Hee-chan (71') Newcastle United 2 Wilson (22', 45'+4' never a pen)

AssistsNeto (36'), Gomes (71')

HT 1-2

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67179272 By Adam Millington BBC Sport

Video https://www.skysports.com/football/wolves-vs-newcastle/report/482690

Five of Hwang Hee-chan's six Premier League goals have come at Molineux this season, with no player scoring more home Premier League goals so far this campaign. Wolves extended their Premier League unbeaten run to five matches with a hard-fought draw at home to Newcastle United.    Newcastle, who haven't lost in their last six league games, twice led through Callum Wilson goals, but Wolves came from behind to secure a point.  Wolves showed significant promise going forwards and regularly threatened the visitors, with keeper Nick Pope being called into action to beat away efforts from Matheus Cunha and Pedro Neto.  There was nothing Pope could do, though, when Neto - later carried off with a hamstring injury - whipped a pinpoint delivery into the box from a corner and Mario Lemina rose to thunder home a diving header.

There were more twists in an open first half and Wilson claimed his second from the penalty spot after Hwang Hee-chan was falsely deemed to have fouled Fabian Schar - the effort just enough to find the net despite Jose Sa getting a hand to it. But Wolves fought for a way back and Hwang got his sixth consecutive goal at Molineux, tucking past Pope after a clever turn to make amends for conceding the earlier spot-kick.  The point left Newcastle sitting in sixth spot, two points off the European qualification spots, while Wolves are 12th.

\Man of Match Pedro Neto


 

09 Saturday 21 Oct  Bournemouth A Vitality W1-2

09 SAT 21 OCT 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

AFC Bournemouth 1 Solanke (17'), L Cook (Dismissed at54') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Matheus Cunha (47'), Kalajdzic (88')

Billing (17') Assists Neto (47'), Hwang Hee-chan (88')

HT 1-0


Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/67109088 By Emma Sanders BBC Sport

Video: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12989326/bournemouth-1-2-wolves-premier-league-highlights


Wolves scored a late winner at Bournemouth to come from behind against 10 men after Lewis Cook was sent off in the second half.  Sasa Kalajdzic's 88th minute winner completed the visitors' second-half comeback after Matheus Cunha had cancelled out Dominic Solanke's opener.  Bournemouth played almost 40 minutes with 10 men after Cook was shown a straight red card after the break.  The Cherries are yet to win in the league this season.ndoni Iraola's side looked on course to pick up a hard-fought point at Vitality Stadium, but a moment of foolishness from Cook - where he moved his head towards Hwang Hee-Chan in an off-the-ball scuffle - ultimately proved costly.  The sending off understandably gave Wolves control as they recorded more shots, more crosses, more passes and a higher possession percentage than their average across the season so far.  The visitors endured a largely frustrating afternoon on the south coast, but Bournemouth goalkeeper Neto's rash decision to play it short to Philip Billing led to the winning goal by substitute Kalajdzic.

International Break Saturday 14 October


08 Sunday8 Oct  Aston Villa  H not on TV 2pm  D1-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Hwang Hee-chan (53'), Lemina (Dismissed at90'+4') Aston Villa 1 P Torres (55')

HT 0-0

Neto (53')  Assists Watkins (55')


Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66974884 By Bobbie Jackson BBC Sport

Video: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12980264/wolves-1-1-aston-villa-premier-league-highlights


Wolves and Aston Villa settled for a share of the points after two goals in the space of two second-half minutes at Molineux.

Hwang Hee-chan opened the scoring early in the second half when he latched on to Pedro Neto's cross, poking in at the near post with Wolves' first shot on target in the game. Celebrations were short-lived however as Aston Villa hit back inside two minutes  The second-half goals helped the game come to life and Wolves had a golden chance to snatch victory in the final 10 minutes when Sasa Kalajdzic squared for Neto, however, the Portuguese lacked composure as he blazed over from eight yards out.  

Wolves had to hang on in stoppage time after they were reduced to 10 men shortly after the fourth official raised the board to signal for 12 additional minutes when Mario Lemina was shown a second yellow card for pulling back Nicolo Zaniolo.  The draw moves Wolves up to 14th and four points clear of the relegation zone heading into the international break, while Villa stay fifth.


Hwang is fast becoming Wolves' key man having scored his fifth goal of the campaign - already surpassing his tally of three in the league last season and matching the five he scored in 2021-22.  He has now scored six of his side's past 10 goals in the Premier League and is the club's first player to net in five consecutive top-flight games since John Richards did so in six successive matches in 1973.  The South Korea international was receiving treatment just moments before he put his side ahead, having been caught in the face by the swinging arm of Diego Carlos who, astonishingly wasn’t punished.

07 Saturday 30 Sept  Man City  H W2-1

.Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Rúben Dias (13' og), Hwang Hee-chan (66') Manchester City 1 Álvarez (58')

Assists Matheus Cunha (66')

HT 1-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66899194 By Simon Stone at Molineux BBC Sport  "Nunes, Nunes, what's the score".

Video https://www.mancity.com/citytv/mens/wolves-2-1-manchester-city-brief-highlights-63831689

Hwang Hee-chan has now scored in his last four Wolves home games. Manchester City's 100% Premier League record came to an end at Molineux as Hwang Hee-chan scored a second-half winner to give Wolves a shock victory against the champions.

City manager Pep Guardiola, forced to watch from the stands as he served a one-match touchline ban, was unable to intervene as his side failed to take control in their usual manner and free-scoring striker Erling Haaland was limited to a single chance.  Still, it did seem as though the visitors were on course to emerge victorious after Julian Alvarez curled home a brilliant free-kick to level Ruben Dias' early own goal.  But, just as Pedro Neto had gone on a right-wing raid before the opener, Nelson Semedo's forward surge inspired a second for Wolves, who ended a run of six straight defeats against City.

It completed a miserable day for former Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.  The Portugal international went on strike to secure his £53m move to City last month and the home fans evidently have not forgotten as they jeered him every time he touched the ball before he was substituted at half-time.

.  When City's half-time change was announced to the crowd, the home fans reacted with glee, chanting "what a waste of money". When the final whistle sounded, the chant had changed to "Nunes, Nunes, what's the score".

A bit of history for O'Neil - Massive to beat 'possibly the best team ever' - O'Neil n achieving this victory, Wolves boss Gary O'Neil was joining an exclusive club.  In 44 previous Premier League meetings against sides managed by Englishmen, has Guardiola previously lost only once - against Graham Potter's Brighton in 2021.  O'Neil can take pride in the fact this success was not achieved solely through backs-to-the-wall defending.  There was a bit of that - and goalkeeper Jose Sa was well placed to deal with efforts from Haaland and Alvarez, knowing the equaliser went right into the top corner. But Wolves played with calmness and had a plan, exploiting the space behind the left side of City's defence, which first Neto and then Semedo did with such success.  Neto's burst carried him to the byline, with Dias so desperate to stop the Portugal star's cross that he stuck out a leg and sent the ball looping into the net.  For the second, Matheus Cunha had the presence of mind to return the ball to Hwang, whose initial effort had been blocked.  In their last game on this ground, Wolves led for 48 minutes before eventually crumbling to defeat against Liverpool.  They were in no mood to let their big-name visitors off the hook a second time.  

Player of the match

 7 Pedro Neto average  8.38

11Hwang Hee-chan rating 8.14

CC3 Tues 26 Sept Carabao Cup Ipswich Town A  L3-2

TUE 26 SEPT 2023EFL CUP - THIRD ROUND

Ipswich Town 3 Hutchinson (28'), Ladapo (39'), Taylor (58') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Hwang Hee-chan (4'), Gomes (15')

Harness (28', 39', 58')  Assists Kalajdzic (4')

HT 2-2

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66850677

HiLoLights https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12970689/ipswich-town-3-2-wolves-carabao-cup-highlights

Championship high-flyers Ipswich Town stunned Premier League Wolves as they fought back from two goals down to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.  Jack Taylor's spectacular long-range strike completed the turnaround at Portman Road as Ipswich reached the last-16 for the first time since 2010.  Hwang Hee-chan and Toti had put Wolves in control after just 15 minutes.  But goals from Omari Hutchinson and Freddie Ladapo ensured the hosts ended an entertaining first half level.


06 Saturday 23 Sept  Luton Town A Kenilworth Road D1-1

6 SAT 23 SEPT 2023PREMIER LEAGUE Luton Town 1 Morris (65' pen) Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Bellegarde (Dismissed at39'), Neto (50')

HT 0-0

Even Mike Dean doesn't think it's a penalty

P6 W 1 D1 L4 Pts 4 GF 6 GD -6 Pts 4 pos 16

Very biased BBC report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66828985 which didn't see the penalty incident

More balanced Sky  https://www.skysports.com/football/luton-vs-wolves/report/482648

plus video https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/12968251/luton-1-1-wolves-premier-league-highlights


Gary O'Neil

O’Neil says the rules say the penalty should have been overturned. He added: “It is never a penalty. It is an absolutely terrible decision. If that is a penalty then we are in a really bad place with where the rules are.


SKY; Luton 1-1 Wolves: Carlton Morris scores controversial penalty to hand Rob Edwards' side first Premier League point

Pedro Neto opened the scoring with a superb solo goal, before Carlton Morris restored parity from the spot; Jean-Ricner Bellegarde was sent off for kicking out at Tom Lockyer By Laura Hunter  


05 Saturday 16 Sept  Liverpool H 12:30 TNT L1-3

 

05 SAT 16 SEPT 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Hwang Hee-chan (7') Liverpool 3 Gakpo (55'), Robertson (85'), Bueno (90'+1' og)

AssistsNeto (7') Salah (55', 85')

HT 1-0


Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66760560 By Tom Mallows BBC Sport

Highlights https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12962581/wolves-1-3-liverpool-premier-league-highlights


Jurgen Klopp bemoaned a sluggish first-half display from Liverpool against Wolves but praised the resilience of his side as they fought back from a goal down to win for the third time in five Premier League matches.  

Wolves dominated the first half and deservedly opened the scoring when Hwang Hee-chan fired home at the far post after some excellent wing play by Pedro Neto. Who starred but Wolves ran out of gas

Wolves 1-3 Liverpool: Gary O'Neil rues big missed first-half chances

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil will have reasons to be optimistic despite a fourth defeat from five games this season, leaving the Black Country side near the foot of the Premier League.

"For us to compete with Liverpool we have to compete above our level. We did that for 45 minutes and then maybe threw the odd punch in the second half," O'Neil told BBC Match of the Day.  "It looks like a comfortable win for Liverpool but it wasn't comfortable for most of the afternoon."  The home side were excellent in the first half, with midfielders Joao Gomes and Mario Lemina snapping at the heels of the Liverpool players and feeding debutant Jeanricner Bellegarde and Neto to launch rapid counter-attacks.  Neto in particular was excellent and set up the opener when he weaved past three Liverpool players and surged into the area, before crossing low for goalscorer Hwang. Another piece of dazzling wing play saw him nutmeg Joe Gomez and chip in an inviting cross for Matheus Cunha, who (woefully) mistimed his jump with the goal at his mercy.  Next weekend's trip to fellow early strugglers Luton already looks like a pivotal encounter.

Player of the match

Andy Robertson  8.15

11 Hwang Hee-chan 6.10

27 Bellegarde 6.00

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

1 Sá 22 Nélson Semedo 15 Dawson 23 Kilman 3 Aït-Nouri 8 João Gomes 5 Lemina 11 Hwang Hee-chan 27 Bellegarde 7 Neto 12 Matheus Cunha

1Sá 22Nélson Semedo booked at 71' 15Dawson 23Kilman 3Aït-Nouri sub4 Buenoat 65' 8João Gomes 5Lemina sub4 Traoréat 78' 11Hwang Hee-chan sub4 Dohertyat 60' 27Bellegarde sub4 Doyleat 77' 7Neto 12Matheus Cunha sub4 Fábio Silvaat 61' Substitutes 2Doherty 6Traoré 9Fábio Silva 17Bueno 18Kalajdzic 20Doyle 21Sarabia 24Gomes 25Bentley

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

1Alisson 2Gomez 32Matip 78Quansah sub4 Konatéat 83' 26Robertson 8Szoboszlai 10Mac Allister booked at 4' sub4 Díazat 45' 17Jones booked at 90' 11Salah sub4 Gravenberchat 90+3' 18Gakpo sub4 Núñezat 56' 20Jota sub4 Elliottat 56' booked at 90' Substitutes 3Endo 5Konaté 7Díaz 9Núñez 19Elliott 21Tsimikas 38Gravenberch 43Bajcetic 62Kelleher

Referee: Michael Oliver

              Wolves Liverpool

Possession 34% 66%

Shots          11     16

Shots onTgt 2        6

Corners       4        4

Fouls          10       4

Wolves   7 Pedro Neto rating 6.69


International Break Saturday 9 September


04 Sunday 3 Sept  Crystal Palace A Selhurst Park 2:30 SKY L3-2

Sunday Sep 3rd 2023  Crystal Palace 3 Édouard (56', 84'), Eze (78') Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Hwang Hee-chan (65'), Matheus Cunha (90'+6)

Assists Mitchell (56'), Mateta (78', 84')  Neto (65', 90'+6)  John met Hwang’s familiy

HT 0-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66631568

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/football/crystal-palace-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/482626

Odsonne Edouard scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Wolves in a Premier League match with a frantic finish.  Edouard opened the scoring after he got in between two Wolves defenders to finish from Tyrick Mitchell's excellent cross.  Wolves substitute Hwang Hee-chan equalised six minutes after entering the field, getting on the end of a free-kick from Pedro Neto.  But just minutes after being denied from a free-kick by Wolves keeper Jose Sa, Eberechi Eze got on the end of a knock down from Jean-Philippe Mateta to slide home.  Then Edouard combined with Mateta and produced a calm slotted finish.  Matheus Cunha headed home from close range in added time but the points were already heading to Palace.  Wolves seemed tro give up in the last 10-15 minutes


CC2 29 Aug Carabao Cup H Blackpool W5-0 Doc

CC2 TUE 29 AUG 2023EFL CUP - SECOND ROUND NORTH

Wolverhampton Wanderers Kalajdzic (10'), Fábio Silva (25'), Doherty (60', 66'), Fraser (84') Blackpool 0

HT 2-0

Assists: Sarabia (25', 60', 84'), Fraser (66')

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66577642

Video:  https://www.skysports.com/football/wolverhampton-wanderers-vs-blackpool/report/498335  


Matt Doherty marked his second debut at Wolverhampton Wanderers with two goals as they comfortably beat League One side Blackpool to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.  Sasa Kalajdzic opened the scoring when he struck from a rebound in the first half.  Fabio Silva turned in the second after Blackpool's Kenny Dougall hit the post. Wolves then added three more after the break with Doherty's double and a Nathan Fraser strike.

Things have picked up for Wolves after a poor start to the season in which they lost their first two Premier League games, conceding five goals and scoring just one. But it is now back-to-back wins for Gary O'Neil's side, scoring three times without reply and that will give them encouragement after perhaps fearing a difficult campaign ahead.   Doherty's double were his first goals for Wolves since a 3-2 win at Tottenham in March 2020.



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03 Saturday 26 Aug Everton A Goodison Park W0-1 Sasa


Everton 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1  Kalajdzic (87')

Assists Neto (87')

HT 0-0

Report https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66552609  By Shamoon Hafez BBC Sport at Goodison Park

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/football/everton-vs-wolves/report/482617


Substitute Sasa Kalajdzic flicked in a late header to give Wolves their first Premier League win of the season and leave Everton pointless and bottom of the table.   The Austria striker, who joined Wolves at the start of last season but suffered an ACL injury on his home debut, leapt above Nathan Patterson to head home from Pedro Neto's cross to get their season up and running.

After a forgettable opening period in which both sides lacked cutting edge in the final third, the contest became much more of a spectacle in the second half.  Wolves failed to find a shot on target in the first half and thought they had broken the deadlock after half-time, but Fabio Silva's celebrations were cut short as his close-range finish was ruled out for offside.  The Portuguese striker should have converted when Everton got into a defensive muddle and presented him with a clear-cut opportunity but Silva ran through and struck wide of goal.  The two goalkeepers then exchanged stunning saves as Jordan Pickford made a sharp reflex save to keep out team-mate Jarrad Branthwaite's inadvertent effort, while Jose Sa superbly tipped over Abdoulaye Doucoure's stooping header.  The home faithful thought they had won it with 11 minutes remaining when Doucoure slotted in to finish off a fine move, but the assistant's flag went up for offside and Kalajdzic struck late on to stun the hosts.

Sa and Sasa win it for Wolves

This match was being labelled as a relegation six-pointer in jest and it was Wolves who stubbornly held fast before taking home all the points.


02 Saturday 19 Aug  Brighton H   L1-4

Bottom temporarily until Villa thrash Everton

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1  Hwang Hee-chan (61'), Nunes (Dismissed at90'+5') Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Mitoma (15'), Estupiñán (46'), March (51', 55')

Hwang Hee-chan (61'), Nunes (Dismissed at90'+5minutes)

Assists Sarabia (61') ; Estupiñán (15'), Mitoma (46'), Enciso (51', 55')

HT 0-1

Report:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66482707 By Matthew Howarth BBC Sport

Lolites: https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/12943262/wolves-1-4-brighton-premier-league-highlights


Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi said he is "lucky" to manage the club after his side delivered another devastating attacking display to cruise past Wolves and make it two wins from two at the start of the Premier League season.  A stunning solo goal from Kaoru Mitoma broke the deadlock at Molineux, the Japan international collecting Pervis Estupinan's pass near the halfway line before sidestepping several half-hearted challenges and beating the onrushing Jose Sa.

Wolves had chances to equalise but were made to pay for their profligacy in brutal fashion as the Seagulls scored three times in nine second-half minutes, Matheus Nunes was shown a late red card for Gary O'Neil's side on a sobering afternoon for the hosts.


01 Mon 14 Aug  Man Utd A 20:00  Old Trafford, SKY L1-0

VARrobbery ref and VARs suspended as Moss & Webb apologise

VAR & Hooper crooks rule out clear penalty;  All 3 officials suspended for next match.  Moss and Webb apologise

MON 14 AUG 2023PREMIER LEAGUE

Manchester United 1 Varane (76') Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

HT 0-0 Wan-Bissaka (76') Assist Venue: Old Trafford

Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66424895 Simon Stone BBC

O'Neil says referees manager Moss admitted penalty error and no Monday it was reported that Hooper and the VARs had been suspended.VAR Report  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66506026  https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/12940254/andre-onana-wolves-boss-gary-oneil-says-pgmols-jon-moss-apologised-after-man-utd-goalkeepers-challenge-was-blatant-penalty

Hilites https://www.skysports.com/football/manchester-united-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers/report/482600


Raphael Varane scored the winner 14 minutes from time as Manchester United gained a fortunate win against Wolves in their opening game of the new Premier League season.  Erik ten Hag's side hardly created a chance of note until Bruno Fernandes found Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a superb pass inside the area.  The right-back calmly lifted the bouncing ball to the edge of the six-yard box, where Varane used his height to get above Nelson Semedo and head home.  It was extremely harsh on Wolves, who made light of last week's change of manager to produce a superb performance in Gary O'Neil's first game in charge.

 Player of the match Matheus Cunha


Pre-Season Friendlies


 Home  Sat 5th August v Stade Rennais W3-1

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Wed 2nd August Luton Town at Molineux D1-1


Sat 29 July v Celtic (in  AvivaDublin); tickets  2pm D1-1

Report https://www.wolves.co.uk/


Sat 29 July v AS Roma (in S Korea) ko 8pm Wolves TV CANCELLED

Report https://www.wolves.co.uk/




Wolves Allstars fixtures 2020-22

Sunday 27th March 2022 2pm ko

V Bilbrook Old Boys

Wobaston Rd WV9 5HQ Adults  £5 chilldren £1

Bouncy Castle and attractions






Wolves Women Fixtures First Team  2022-23   

Wolves Women miss out on the championshpi on goal difference to Forest Women

Table c The FA

Women'sLeague Northern Premier Division  Home matches at AFC Telford Buck;s Head

 Wolves Women P 9 W 5 D 1 L 3 GF 20 GD+11Pts 16 Pos 4 

Read more at https://www.wolves.co.uk/fixtures/wolves-women/

Confirmed as Champions with two matches  to go.  Wolves lost in  play off with the Southern Champions for promotion - Saints Women

2022-23 Fixtures Northern Premier Or may change league

https://fulltime.thefa.com/displayFixture.html?id=21764538

Wolves Women


Home matches at The Buck’s Head Stadium (AFC Telford)

THEFA WNL FIXTURE LIST and tables


 


Wolves Women's 2023/24 FAWNL Northern Premier Division fixtures in full:


20/08/23 | Derby County @ W1-2

27/08/23 Cup WW 11 Doncaster 1

03/09/23 | Burnley (A)

WC 04/09/23 | Stourbridge (H)

10/08/23 | Halifax (H)

17/09/23 | Stoke City (A)

24/09/23 | AFC Fylde (H)

08/10/23 | Huddersfield Town (H)

15/10/23 | Newcastle United (H)

22/10/23 | West Bromwich Albion (A)

05/11/23 | Nottingham Forest (A)

03/12/23 | Liverpool Feds (H)

07/01/24 | Burnley (H)

14/01/24 | Halifax (A)

28/01/24 | Stoke City (H)

04/02/24 | Newcastle United (A)

11/02/24 | AFC Fylde (A)

WC 19/02/24 | Stourbridge (A)

10/03/24 | Nottingham Forest (H)

24/03/24 | West Bromwich Albion (H)

31/03/24 | Huddersfield Town (A)

21/04/24 | Derby County (H)

05/05/24 | Liverpool Feds (A)




U21 U23s Fixtures Premier League 1 after promotion  

 H  matches normally at Aggborough Stadium

Kidderminster DY10 1LY


Read more at https://www.wolves.co.uk/fixtures/under-21/


Friday 11th Aug  H  Fulham 19:00

Monday 21st Aug  A  Stoke City St. George's Park 19:00

Friday 25th Aug  A  Middlesbrough Heritage Park  19:00

Friday 1st Sep  H  Crystal Palace 19:00 EFL Trophy

Tuesday 12th Sep  A  Notts County Meadow Lane 19:45

Sunday 24th Sep A Liverpool Liverpool Academy 13:00

Monday 2nd Oct H Leeds United 19:00 EFL Trophy

Tuesday 10th Oct A Lincoln City LNER Stadium 19:00

Monday 30th Oct H Southampton 19:00

Friday 3rd Nov A Nottm Forest The City Ground 19:00 EFL Trophy

Tuesday 7th Nov A Derby County Pride Park 19:00

Monday 4th Dec A Leicester City LCFC Training Ground, Seagrave 19:00

Monday 18th Dec H Blackburn Rovers 19:00

Friday 12th Jan A Norwich City Lotus Training Centre 19:00

Friday 26th Jan H Arsenal 19:00

Sunday 11th Feb A Manchester City Academy Stadium 13:00

Monday 19th Feb H West Bromwich Albion 19:00

Monday 4th Mar H Newcastle United 19:00

Monday 11th Mar A Derby County Loughborough University Stadium 19:00

Friday 15th Mar  A  Everton The Big Help Stadium, Southport 19:00

Monday 8th Apr  H Sunderland 19:00

Monday 15th Apr A Tottenham Hotspur The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage 19:00

Monday 29th Apr H Brighton & Hove Albion 19:00



 

 

U18 Premier League

U18

U18 2022-23

U18 Premier League


Home matches are normally played at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground (SJH)

 

PLN Saturday 12th Aug  H  Blackburn Blackburn Rovers 12:30

PLN Saturday 19th Aug A Everton Finch Farm 11:30

PLN Saturday 16th Sep A Derby County Derby County Football Academy 11:00

PLN Saturday 23rd Sep H  Middlesbrough 13:00

PLN Saturday 30th Sep A Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest Football Academy11:30

PLN Saturday 7th Oct H Leeds United 12:00

PLN Saturday 28th Oct A Sunderland Academy of Light 11:00

PLN Saturday 4th Nov H Stoke City 11:00

PLN Saturday 11th Nov A  Manchester City Academy Stadium 12:30

PLN Saturday 2nd Dec A Manchester United Carrington 11:30

PLN Saturday 16th Dec H Liverpool 12:00

PLN Saturday 6th Jan H Newcastle United 11:00

PLN Saturday 27th Jan A Middlesbrough Rockliffe Park 11:00

PLN Saturday 10th Feb H Sunderland 13:00

PLN Saturday 17th Feb A   Blackburn Rovers Brockhall 12:30

PLN Saturday 24th Feb H Nottingham Forest 11:00

PLN Saturday 9th Mar A  Stoke City Clayton Wood 11:00

PLN Saturday 16th Mar H Everton 11:30

PLN Saturday 6th Apr H  Manchester City 12:30

PLN Saturday 13th Apr A Newcastle United  Newcastle United  Academy 11:00

PLN Saturday 20th Apr H Manchester United 11:30

PLN Saturday 27th Apr A  Liverpool Liverpool Academy 12:00

PLN Saturday 4th May H Derby County 11:00

PLN Saturday 11th May A Leeds United LUFC Training Ground 12:00




Read more at https://www.wolves.co.uk/fixtures/under-18s/

 

Match

Day

Date

KO

Sky

HOME

Score

Score

AWAY

Pts

Cum

Posn

GD

report

Aug-Dec 2023



Jan-May 2024



PSF













PSF

PSF













PSF

PSF

Sat

29 July 2023

14:00

wtv

Celtic

1

1

Wolves

in Dublin tickets

PSF

PSF

Sat

29 July 2023

20:00

wtv

A S Roma

p

p

Wolves

Cacelled

PSF

PSF

Wed

02 August 2023



Wolves

1

1

Luton Town





PSF

PSF

Sat

 5 August 2023

18:45

wtv

Wolves

3

1

Stade Rennais





PSF










1

Mon

14 August 2023

20:00

Sky

Man Utd

1

0

Wolves

0

0

15

-1

1

2

Sat

19 August

15:00


Wolves

1

4

Brighton & HA

0

0

19

-4

2

03

Sat

26 August

15:00


Everton

0

1

Wolves

3

3

15

-3

3

CC2

Tue

29 August

19:45


Wolves

5

0

Blackpool

Carabao Cup  Doc!

CC2

04

Sun

 3 September

14:00

Sky

Crystal Palace

3

2

Wolves

0

3

15

-4

4



 9 September



Internationals


05

Sat

16 September

12:30

TNT

Wolves

1

3

Liverpool

0

3

15

-6

5

06

Sat

23 September

15:00


Luton Town

1

1

Wolves

1

4

16

-6

6

CC3

Tue

26 September

19:45


Ipswich Town

3

2

Wolves

Carabao Cup

CC3

07

Sat

30 September

15:00


Wolves

2

1

Man City

3

7

15

-5

7

08

Sun

08 October

14:00

notv

Wolves

1

1

Aston Villa

1

8

14

-5

8



 14 October



Internationals


09

Sat

 21 October  

15:00


Bournemouth

1

2

Wolves

3

11

12

-4

9

10

Sat

 28 October

17:30

Sky

Wolves

2

2

Newcastle

1

12

12

-4

10

11

Sat

  4 November

15:00


Sheffield Utd

2

1

Wolves

0

12

13

-5

11

12

Sat

 11 November

12;30

TNT

Wolves

2

1

Spurs

3

15

12

-4

12



18 November



Internationals


13

Mon

 27 November

20:00

Sky

Fulham

3

2

Wolves

0

15

12

-5

13

14

Sat

  2 December

15:00


Arsenal

2

1

Wolves

0

15

13

-6

14

15

Tue

  5 December

19:30

Ama

Wolves

1

0

Burnley

3

18

12

-5

15

16

Sat

  9 December

15:00


Wolves

1

1

Nottm Forest

1

19

12

-5

16

17

Sun

 17 December

14:00

Sky

West Ham

3

0

Wolves

0

19

13

-8

17

18

Sun

24 December

13:00

Sky

Wolves

2

1

Chelsea

3

22

11

-7

18

19

Wed

27 December

19:30

Ama

Brentford

1

4

Wolves

3

25

11

-4

19

20

Sat

30 December

15:00


Wolves

3

0

Everton

3

28

11

-1

20

21

Mon

 1 January 2024

20:00










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